§ Lord Plummer of St. Marylebone
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many co-ordinating committees have been set up among the London boroughs since the abolition of the Greater London Council to administer services which were previously its responsibility, and in regard to each committee what is:
- (1) their responsibility;
- (2) the number of members;
- (3) the number of staff;
- (4) the annual costs involved, including staff, premises and members' expenses; and
- (5) the number and duration of meetings held.
§ Lord Belstead
Joint committees set up by the London boroughs since the abolition of the Greater London Council are a matter for the boroughs430WA themselves and for the City of London as they deem appropriate for the administration of services which were previously the responsibility of the GLC. The only exception is the London Planning Advisory Committee, which the London boroughs and the City of London have been required to set up under the Local Government Act 1985 and which came into being on 1st April 1986.
Joint committees have also been established by the London boroughs and the City of London under Sections 48 and 88 of the Local Government Act 1985. These sections concern, respectively, the making of grants to voluntary organisations, and research and information. En addition a number of committees have been established under the provisions of section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972.
Membership, staffing, costs, and the number and duration of meetings are matters for the constituent authorities of these committees. Detailed information is not held by the department.